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Jan’s 5K Challenge: Challenge Queen

Posted by PCF Admin on July 29th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily / Healthy Eating - I was so glad to see my last post, Pizza and Stress, was a hit.  Does that mean people like to see me suffer?  Or do they relate because they suspect I’m only human? It’s Good to Be the Queen After my wayward ways, I’m on track and apparently many others are getting in shape and making healthy diet choices.  My co-workers, who have taken up the challenge, have collectively lost 75 pounds in just two months. After last week’s post, I had a number of people reach out to share how they’re doing with their own challenges.  In some cases, I didn’t even know they were doing a challenge!  I suddenly realized, somewhere along the line, I’ve become the “Challenge Queen.” What’s a Challenge Queen you ask?   It’s kind of like being “the Queen of Quite A Lot” in that folks check in with me on how they’ve been eating, confess if they’re exercising or not, tell me about their fiber intake and if they are “regular” or not (I’d really prefer not to hear about that), and today someone even asked if they could have one of the donuts brought into the office.  I’ve got the power.  But will I use it for good ...

Health Care Reform Builds on Foundation’s Work

Posted by Janet Hudson on July 26th, 2010 | No Comments »
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25th Anniversary / Advocacy / Outreach - Doris Matsui Congresswomen (CA-05) Without the Prevent Cancer Foundation, the future of cancer research and prevention would be much less bright. Nearly 20 years ago, I helped found the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program, which is a longstanding partnership between the Prevent Cancer Foundation and the Congressional Club.  As President of the Congressional Club at the time, I knew that spouses of members of Congress have a unique perspective and platform that they can use to educate people ...

Healthy Recipe: Mediterranean Roasted Broccoli & Tomatoes

Posted by Janet Hudson on July 23rd, 2010 | No Comments »
Mediterranean Roasted Broccoli & Tomatoes

Healthy Eating - Mediterranean Roasted Broccoli & Tomatoes Servings: 4 Yield: 4 servings, about 1 cup each Total Time: 20 minutes Prep Time: 10 minutes Recipe Description: This dish of roasted broccoli and tomatoes is tossed with bright Mediterranean ingredients just before serving. Recipe Ingredients: 12 ounces broccoli crowns, trimmed and cut into bite-size florets (about 4 cups) 1 cup grape tomatoes 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest 1 tablespoon lemon juice 10 pitted black olives, sliced 1 teaspoon dried oregano 2 ...

Jan’s 5K Challenge: Pizza and Stress

Posted by Jan Mahrer, Exec. V.P. & COO on July 22nd, 2010 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily / Healthy Eating - In my last post I mentioned I was off to Las Vegas for the Bad Beat on Cancer  initiative at the World Series of Poker.  To be honest, there is absolutely nothing healthy about Vegas.  Between the late night eating, alcohol (yes alcohol was consumed), and the total lack of sleep, it was a tough trip.  But I loved every minute of it! Temptation Thy Name is Pizza It did not bode well for my return to ...